We are delighted to announce that InsureandGo now forms part of the AllClear Group. We are currently upgrading our travel insurance policies and will be back very soon with new InsureandGo policies.
In the meantime, we can offer you a quote from a wide range of policies provided by our sister company AllClear Travel Insurance.
Why you’re in very safe hands with AllClear Travel Insurance
Some content on this website may still relate to InsureandGo branded policies. These policies are currently being upgraded and are unavailable for purchase.
What is carbon offsetting?
When you travel, your plane lets off a load of carbon, which scientists believe contributes to climate change. If you don’t want to feel too bad about this, you can choose to offset it. This basically means that you pay a small amount on top of the cost of your policy to fund projects around the world which aim to reduce carbon emissions elsewhere.
You can take a look at the sort of projects your money will help to support here.
We can cover your kids for free!
If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.
We cover over 50 activities!
All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.
How do you calculate the carbon footprint?
We calculate your flight carbon offset by using the following formula:
Passenger-kilometres travelled (pkm) X Kilograms of CO2 per pkm X Kilometre uplift factor
We know this sounds complicated but it’s actually quite simple. If you’re interested in the maths, read on!
How we calculate your carbon offset
Average return flight distances used to work out the passenger-kilometres travelled*
These are the average distances in passenger-kilometres for each of the different forms of flights. These figures come from DEFRA.
|Flight type||Average distance|
|Domestic flight||926 kms|
|Short haul flight||2,216 kms|
|Long haul flight||12,964 kms|
Kilograms of CO2 per passenger-kilometre*
These are the average amounts of CO2 that are emitted per passenger-kilometre. These figures are also from DEFRA.
|Flight type||Kg of CO2 per passenger-kilometre|
|Short haul flight||0.0983|
|Long haul flight||0.1106|
How the offset for your policy is calculated:
|Policy type||Flights to offset|
|Single trip within the UK||1 return domestic flight|
|Single trip to Europe||1 return short haul flight|
|Worldwide single trip||1 return long haul flight|
|European annual multi-trip||4 return short haul flights per year|
|Worldwide annual multi-trip||1 return long haul and 2 return short haul flights per year|
* These figures were taken from the UK Government’s 2008 Guidelines to DEFRA’s GHG Conversion Factors Annexes
We add 9% to accommodate for the fact that planes don’t usually fly in a straight line, as advised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).